Mike Patak grew up in a small town in Upstate New York which produced tons of great memories with friends and family. The love of motorsports came early with minibikes, Yamaha 80 and micro cart. Mike also enjoyed the competitive days on the athletic fields and wrestling mat which led him to Slippery Rock State College and their wrestling team. It was here that he met his wife Cary and over the years raised 2 children in Albany, NY – Erik and Laura. Mike, Cary and children have a strong love and respect for the environment. They enjoy backcountry skiing, rock climbing, hiking, cycling and canoeing. Living in the Albany, NY area they frequent the Adirondacks, Catskills, Vermont Green and New Hampshire White Mountains. Mike established himself as a sales professional selling pharmaceuticals and medical device industry. Currently, he owns an Orthopedic Distributorship in the Northeast US area.
The products he sells improves the quality of life of individuals who are impacted by broken bones, cancer, sports injury and arthritis. Recently, while riding his mountain bike he broke his collar bone and had it plated however it didn’t stop him getting reacquainted with motocross. Keeping people in motion is one of Mikes passions. He learned about Rally for Rangers through his brother in law and RfRF co-founder Tom Medema. Mike is excited about being selected to participate in this endeavor to protect Mongolia’s natural resources along with supporting the rangers to do their honorable and worthy work.